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Use the Cassia .NET Library to Detect Users Connected to Windows Server
by Deepak Choudhari
Thanks to the Cassia .NET Library, you can programmatically detect the users connected to Windows Server without using PInvoke to call the Windows Terminal Services API.
Make Your WPF Applications Adapt to the Host Machine
by Srinath MS
Use WPF's ability to recognize and adapt to the graphics capabilities of its host machine to improve your application's performance.
Build One Application Version for Both Windows XP and Windows Vista
by Shao Voon
You don't have to compile two different versions to get applications that run correctly under both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Enable Bugzilla to Work with SSL/TLS Email
by Akhilesh Singh
This workaround shows how you can configure Bugzilla to work with SSL/TLS-based email servers.
Publishing 32-Bit ASP.NET Applications to a 64-Bit OS
by Prafulla Doye
You can publish applications compiled in 32-bit mode on 64-bit systems, but you have to do a bit of setup work.
Call PowerShell Cmdlets from C#
by Cody Batt
Take advantage of pre-written cmdlet functionality in your own applications.
Execute DOS Commands from a Java Program
by Hrudananda Pattanaik
Use this tip to run DOS commands from your Java Program on Windows.
Using SetForegroundWindow on Windows Owned by Other Processes
by Alexander Ocher
Find out how to specify which window should appear in the foreground—even if it's running on a different thread.
Determine Whether a Field Exists in an ADODB.Recordset
by Shawn Dorman
Unless you populated a recordset yourself, you may not know whether it contains a particular field.
Add "Copy To Folder" and "Move To Folder" to Windows Explorer's Context Menus
by Srinath MS
Customize your Windows Explorer context menu by adding these two convenient commands.
Open Any File from Code
by Pavana Shireesha
Using the Windows ShellExecute API, you can run any application or open any file whose extension is associated with an application.
Fast Way to Create and Send Email
by Loris Marcon
Take advantage of the installed mail client to simplify sending email from VB.
How to Disable the Focus Rectangle on WPF Controls
by Laks Schabse
Like Windows Forms controls, most WPF controls display a focus rectangle when they have the focus, but you can control that behavior easily.
An Alternative Way to Lock Your Computer
by Deepak Choudhari
Create a desktop icon that lets you lock your Windows computer quickly.
Turn on Path Auto-Completion in DOS
by deepak choudhari
To avoid typing full path names, enable DOS's auto-completion feature, which is included in any Windows NT operating system.
Truncate a Path String
by Srinath MS
Currently, there is no .NET class that provides this functionality. The workaround is to use the Windows Shell function (PathCompactPathEx).
Controlling Checkboxes in MFC
by Larry A. Mills, Sr.
The code in this tip shows how to check, uncheck, enable, and disable a checkbox in MFC.
Minimize Flickers in Windows Forms
by Jayadev D
Learn how to minimize the flickering users often experience when loading forms or during other operations.
Boot Faster by Disabling the Windows XP Splash Screen
by Srinath MS
Remember: Doing this prevents you from seeing boot-up messages.
Set the Computer's Name Through .NET
by Srinath MS
Learn how to set your computer's name using the SetComputerName function, which is available in kernel32.dll
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